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Our Favorite Labor Day Outfit Ideas

model wearing a sage front-tie dress

Since Labor Day is a celebration of the contribution the average American worker makes to our society and economy, it makes sense that we get a whole three days off from work. In those three days, you might find yourself at several Labor Day events, making outfit changes a crucial part of your planning. If you’re wondering what to wear on Labor Day, the team at Crescent is here to help with our favorite Labor Day outfit ideas.

While we firmly believe in minimalist capsule wardrobes, that doesn’t mean that you should be wearing the same outfit to every celebration. Whether you’re heading to a brunch BBQ followed by an evening bonfire or you’re hitting up the park before going to a rooftop party, we’ve got all of the outfit ideas you need to take your Labor Day looks to the next level. So check out our recommendations today and mix and match the pieces you already have in your closet to make it work!

1. Embellished Dresses

A unique dress with lots of subtle details is one of our favorite Labor Day outfit ideas. Some of our more embellished dresses include tiers, puffy sleeves, and tie accents that feminize your style without going over the top. Explore midi and mini silhouettes that ensure you’re feeling breezy, comfortable, and confident.

Our dresses are designed with lightweight fabrics, like linen, and light colors, like sage and ivory, to ensure you can beat the summer heat. Keep your look even cooler when you throw on a pair of sandals and sunnies to complete this Labor Day ensemble.

2. Warm-Weather Knit Tops

model wearing a green knit top and white pants

You may be thinking sweaters are only for winter, but that’s just not true! At Crescent, we are obsessed with utilizing unexpected materials and silhouettes in our clothing. And what’s more unexpected than a corset, sleeveless shirt, or vest made out of knit or cable fabrics. Browse chic tops to find one in winter material but a summer cut. For this Labor Day outfit idea, pair your top with cropped denim jeans to provide a neutral backdrop from which your sweater can shine. Match your shoe color to your sweater, and you’ll have an outfit that’s elegant yet casual.

3. Sophisticated Separates

Why not put all your attention into your bottoms? With a simple white top, you can wear nearly anything below, including printed skirts, wrap-around designs, or paper bag shorts. We love a midi skirt with a slit up the side to exude sophistication without making your outfit too formal. Dress down your look, even more, when you throw on a pair of white sneakers.

4. Breezy Blouses

model wearing a white off-shoulder cropped top

If your focus is staying cool throughout the Labor Day celebrations, less is definitely more. We recommend a breezy blouse with a loose silhouette to keep you comfortable and cool. Crescent has tons of blouses with cut-out backs, cropped styles, and tiered designs that ensure you feel every breeze.

The only thing left to do with this Labor Day outfit idea is pull up your hair. With a high pony, you keep the weight and heat off your shoulders, while polishing your overall look.

5. Make It a Set

Sets are exploding in popularity, and Labor Day is the perfect time to let them shine. When you choose a set for your outfit, you’re cutting down on the work of coordinating pieces, as these ensembles come ready-made for you to walk out the door in no time!

Explore Crescent to find the perfect set that speaks to you. Want something sleek and sophisticated? How about a bandeau with wide-leg pants. Hoping for something with a little more sass? We’ve got a backless crop top and mini skirt set in satin that will set any heart on fire!

6. Monochrome Minimalist

model wearing a monochrome outfit

If you want a Labor Day outfit idea that really goes against the grain, a minimalist monochrome outfit in shades of natural tones is the perfect choice. Consider layering shorts or a skirt with a halter top and a breezy kimono cardigan – all in different shades of ivory or taupe. Make sure your shoes are also on-brand with matching sandals or flats.

7. Jumpsuits

If you’re looking for an outfit that’s casual, relaxed, and a little bit fierce, the jumpsuit is your path to success. This Labor Day outfit idea is all about comfort and convenience. Consider a wide-leg design in linen that still lets a breeze flow through and gives the illusion that you’re wearing a dress.

Crescent Guides

Now that you have a few options to show you what to wear on Labor Day, you should be able to throw together tons of outfits with what you already have in your wardrobe. Feel like there’s still something missing? Explore the newest arrivals to our collection and flesh out your festive summer attire with a few new pieces from Crescent!

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